While a majority of sports people spend years practicing to be able to win an Olympic medal, a Polish discus thrower recently gave it away within a week of winning it so as to save something of even bigger value, a life.
Discus Thrower Piotr Malachowski with his Rio Olympics Silver Medal. Getty
The 33-year-old had written about the auction on his Facebook page last week stating that he was moved to auction his prize after he received a letter from a grieving mother.
Moved by Olek story Piotr said:
On August 23, Piotr found “Success,” as he said medal had found takers in Dominica and Sebastian Kulczyków.